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Updated: October 4, 2013 07:33 IST

Vivek Lall to head US India general aviation working group

Sujay Mehdudia
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Vivek Lall. Photo: V V Krishnan
Vivek Lall. Photo: V V Krishnan

Vivek Lall, president and CEO of Reliance Industries Limited new venture on Defence and Aerospace, has been nominated as the chairman of the newly formed General Aviation Working Group.

Dr. Lall also is a member of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Cyber Security led by the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

The general US India general aviation working group has been set up under the auspices of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) consisting of senior representatives of the India and US Governments and Industry. The US Federal Aviation Administration, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Industry have formed a working group with IACC to try and iron out some of the pertinent policy issues in General Aviation.

General Aviation, a popular concept in the US, often refers to all civil aviation operations except the scheduled passenger airlines. It refers to a multitude of civil air operations and applications such as corporate jet flights or business jets also referred as business aviation, air charters, helicopters, medical surveillance and disaster management services, flight training and police aviation. It includes both commercial and non commercial purposes. ``This segment of Aviation (GA) is fast catching up in India that presents a huge scope for commercial as well as non commercial activities,’’ Dr. Lall said.

IACC would treat this as a long- term initiative acting as a value added platform and convergence point for Governments, Industries and Associations from both ends; creating awareness in crucial areas, roping in more stakeholders and important voices and also penetrating the relevant tier 2 and tier3 cities in the process.

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